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Patient Services Advocate - Phoenix, AZ

Company: Optum
Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: June 30, 2024

Job Description:

Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data, and resources they need to feel their best. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits, and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.
This position is full time. -Employees are required to work our normal business hours of 8:00am - 5:00pm. It may be necessary, given the business need, to work occasional overtime or weekends. Our office is located at 20414 N 27th Ave, Ste 100, Phoenix, AZ 85027.
We offer 4 weeks of on-the-job training. The hours of the training will be aligned with your schedule.
Primary Responsibilities:


Answers 50-70 calls from patients, resolving moderate to complex issues.
Schedule and verify appointments in clinical information system.
Verify and update patient demographic and insurance information.
Send and receive tasks to Provider offices to assist patient with access to medical care.
Receive and process; expedite stat and at-risk referrals.
Contact patients to inform of appointment and referral status.
Extreme high volume data entry.
Process and resolve expedited patient complaints.
Review and processing of medication refills.
Proactive response to inquiries from patients, Providers, and internal medical personnel.

You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.Required Qualifications:

High School Diploma/GED OR equivalent work experience.
Must be 18 of age OR older.
1+ years of experience with computer and Windows PC applications, which includes the ability to navigate and learn new and complex computer system applications.
1+ years of experience with electronic medical record systems.
Ability to work our normal business hours of 8:00am - 5:00pm. It may be necessary, given the business need, to work occasional overtime or weekends.

Preferred Qualifications:

1+ years of experience in a related environment (i.e. office, administrative, clerical, customer service, etc.) using phones and computers as the primary job tools.
Prior health care experience.
Prior experience with eClinicalWorks EMR System.
Bilingual fluency in English and Spanish.

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone-of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location, and income-deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups, and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes - an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.
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Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.
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